Gurra Downs with Dave Reilly


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Food and Farm


Have you ever closely considered the opportunities that exist in agriculture that might see production thrive in Australia’s dry and arid environment? ....Have you ever considered date palms?On this episode of the Food and Farm Podcast, Dave Reilly shares the story of his family run operation, Gurra Downs.Located in the South Australian Riverland, the Reilly family is leading the way for the Australian date industry at. Their commitment to developing the industry has seen them work closely with the Arid Zone Research Institute based in Alice Springs to identify tree varieties best suited to Australian environments.Production of this highly nutritious fruit has recently presented value-adding opportunities for the Gurra Downs business, which is now focused of building its own brand, product development and moving into new markets both locally and internationally.